The Machete jewelry label was established in 2017, designed by Jennifer J. Matchett. Machete jewelry is a line of eco-conscious, affordable jewelry for everyday wear. All materials used are Italian imported, high grade, cellulose acetates. Importantly, Machete jewelry is ecologically friendly and does not support unfair labor practices.
The acetate they source is high quality and non-petroleum based, imported from Italy. Cellulose acetate is a natural and renewable material, providing an eco-friendly alternative to a petroleum-based material.
Cellulose acetate is made by extracting cellulose fibres from cotton and wood pulp to create a transparent paste. This paste can then be coloured, processed, and molded for a variety of industrial applications. For this jewelry, it is cut from a large block into thin sheets and then cut again into smaller rectangular blocks.